Law: A Tale of Pot and Politics

When the cops came they found the judge had planted evidence

As any follower of police fiction knows well, it does not always pay to call the cops. Paul N. Halvonik, 40, a California Courts of Appeal justice, and his lawyer wife Deborah, 37, apparently do not read police fiction. Returning to their home in Oakland Hills early one evening, Mrs. Halvonik found that a burglar had stolen $1,450 worth of television and video-tape equipment. She called the cops. The Oakland P.D., in the person of Patrolman Monte Beers, responded in short order. While...

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